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The twenty-first century is seeing enormous social tensions as technological and political developments come into conflict with long established ways of doing things in every country. Political and social systems are in a continuous process of adjustment to an increasingly open world; and as the peoples of the world come into closer contact with each other there are increasing opportunities for international co-operation and understanding, but also, unfortunately, for international conflict.
The International Studies programme at Buckingham gives students an opportunity to learn about these fundamental problems. The programme is inter-disciplinary and covers economic, political, legal, historical and cultural dimensions. Graduates from the International Studies Programme will have acquired a knowledge of Economics sufficient to analyse and understand the global marketplace; a familiarity with political systems in a range of different countries; and a good historical understanding of how the international framework has evolved over time.
The International Studies programme is an ideal preparation for careers in the media, journalism, international business, politics, diplomacy or education; it also forms an excellent basis for entry into the MA in Global Affairs or Security and Intelligence Studies or if you have sufficient work experience for admission to an MBA programme. Recent alumni are working with the EU in Brussels, have founded their own companies and are working in both public relations and international relations.
- A minimum of 240 points at A-level or the equivalent school leaving qualification.
- A minimum of five subjects, including Mathematics and English, at grade C or above at GCSE, or the equivalent.
- The School is able to be flexible for mature students and certain approved professional qualifications may also be considered as a qualification for entry.
- If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or a computer-based TOEFL score of 213.
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...